News articles are rife with drunk driving accidents where drivers of other vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists suffer serious injury or death at the hands of drunk drivers. In fact, what other type of accident cases have given rise to an organization of mothers banding together to prevent future accidents?
MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) is an organization that was founded by a mother in 1980. She started a movement to ban drunk driving because she didn’t want to see other mothers lose their children to drunk drivers the way she had. As MADD relates its story, in 1980, more people died as a result of drunk drivers than had died in war. Through the overall efforts of the movement to eliminate drunken driving, half as many people die in drunk driving accidents today as did in 1980.
Recently MADD released a blog that stated it had partnered with Velodyne LiDAR to join efforts in eliminating drunken driving accidents.
Velodyne LiDAR manufactures sensors that auto manufacturers are using in self-driving cars. When Google began testing self-driving cars in 2010, it used Velodyne LiDAR technology for its cars. In 2016, Ford announced it was using Velodyne LiDAR in the expansion of its fleet of R&D self-driving cars.
Since MADD established the goal of ending drunk driving accidents with its target of zero drunk driving accidents, it has been looking for ways to reach this target. The sensors in self-driving cars detect when the car is approaching other vehicles and bring the car to a stop if the speed and proximities indicate the two vehicles will crash.
The list of auto-manufacturers who are testing self-driven cars has grown dramatically since 2010 and the reality of this new technology becoming a way of life in mainstream America, is no longer in the far-off future.
However, until that day arrives, people who are unjustly injured or die in drunk driving accidents require legal help to receive the compensation they or their families deserve to offset damages.
At Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP , you can take advantage of our free initial consultation to discuss the possibilities of recovering compensation.